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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits. Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.

Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits. Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.
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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits. Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.

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BONUS: See the Music Live - Symphony in C

10/9/2019
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In a special bonus episode, take a trip to Lincoln Center without leaving your home. Music Director Andrew Litton takes us behind Bizet’s Symphony in C score in a See the Music presentation recorded live on October 3, 2019, right before our dancers performed the Balanchine ballet. This episode brings us to the end of Season One of City Ballet The Podcast. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss out when we’re back with Season Two. (13:59) Music: Carmen (1875) by Georges Bizet Symphony No....

Duration:00:13:59

Episode 6: See the Music: Symphony in C

10/6/2019
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In our first See The Music episode, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton delves into the history of Bizet’s Symphony in C, a hidden treasure that, 80 years after its creation, became a star with the help of George Balanchine. Litton also sits down with NYCB Orchestra’s newest principal oboe player, Julia DeRosa, to talk about Symphony in C’s iconic oboe solo and explores the intricacies of playing an instrument that is integral to so many ballet scores....

Duration:00:23:27

Episode 5: Hear The Dance: Summerspace

9/29/2019
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In this episode of Hear the Dance, host Silas Farley delves into the history of Merce Cunningham and Summerspace, which returns to the NYCB stage this fall for the first time in 20 years in celebration of Cunningham’s centennial. Farley sits down with Merce Cunningham Trust repetiteur Jean Freebury and former NYCB dancer and current Chairman of Faculty at the School of American Ballet Kay Mazzo to talk about working with the legendary choreographer, combining Cunningham with Balanchine...

Duration:00:47:05

Episode 4.2: New Combinations: Lauren Lovette

9/22/2019
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In this episode of City Ballet The Podcast, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan sits down with NYCB Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette. The two discuss Lauren’s origin story, how she overcomes insecurities and setbacks, and her personal process as a choreographer. Lauren shares how the trajectory of her new ballet, made for this year's Fall Fashion Gala and scored by Tan Dun, changed course after Zac Posen shared his vision for the piece's costumes. (46:06) Music: "Sisyphus" by Andrew...

Duration:00:46:06

Episode 4.1: New Combinations: Edwaard Liang

9/22/2019
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Former NYCB Soloist and Artistic Director of BalletMet Edwaard Liang reflects on his time in the Company on this episode of New Combinations with Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan. Their conversation spans Laing's early dancing days with Jerome Robbins, to branching out on Broadway, and his most recent work at BalletMet. Liang is back in our Lincoln Center home this season in a collaboration with composer Oliver Davis for their upcoming work premiering at this year's Fall Gala with...

Duration:00:50:13

Episode 3: Hear the Dance: Opus 19/The Dreamer

9/15/2019
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Silas Farley sits down with Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley, Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, NYCB Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, and former NYCB dancer and Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal to discuss Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer on his series Hear the Dance. In this informative episode, the five talk about the otherworldly ballet, Robbins’ choreographic process, and Prokofiev’s ambitious score. (58:11) Music: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major...

Duration:00:58:09

Episode 2.2: Hear the Dance: A History of New York City Ballet (Part 2)

9/8/2019
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New York City Ballet’s history doesn’t end with George Balanchine. Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley continues to recount the history of the Company and the integral roles Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins played in furthering the legacy of one of the world’s premiere ballet institutions. (30:25) All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Ballets discussed in this episode: Bourrée Fantasque The Cage Afternoon of a Faun The Concert Dances at a Gathering The Goldberg...

Duration:00:30:22

Episode 2.1: Hear the Dance: A History of New York City Ballet (Part 1)

9/8/2019
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How did New York City Ballet come to be? Join Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley as he goes deep into the history of Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine’s groundbreaking company. (30:30) All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Ballets discussed in this episode: Sleeping Beauty Serenade Orpheus Concerto Barocco Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony in C Quotations from the writings of Lincoln Kirstein are © 2019 by the New York Public Library (Astor,...

Duration:00:30:27

Episode 1: Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast

9/8/2019
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Join Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford as he kicks off City Ballet The Podcast with hosts Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Music Director Andrew Litton, and Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley. (17:21) All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Duration:00:17:19